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Kent Sangster

Kent Sangster, one of Canada's premiere jazz saxophonists, is truly a multi faceted musician of the highest regard. An accomplished composer and arranger that is involved in a broad range of the music industry; locally, nationally and internationally. It's been a busy year for Edmonton jazzman Kent Sangster and there are no signs ahead of slowing down. Sangster's latest project 'OBSESSION' has been nominated for a 2007 Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year! In the latest recordings, the deeply passionate melodies of Astor Piazzolla become the centerpiece for a double quartet's stellar interplay

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Article: Album Review

Obsessions Octet: Steppin' Up

Read "Steppin' Up" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


When Kent Sangster and his wife Joanna Ciapka-Sangster founded the Obsessions Octet in 2005, they brought together three strands of music: classical, tango and jazz. The Octet is divided right down the middle between the classical and jazz segments. Here it takes eight to tango and together they delve into that form of music. The classical ...

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News: Festival

"Oh Canada" Series To Debut At Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival--Concerts Featuring Nine Canadian Jazz Groups Being Filmed For National Broadcast On PBS Stations In U.S. -- Nine-Day Festival Is June 24 - July 2

"Oh Canada" Series To Debut At Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival--Concerts Featuring Nine Canadian Jazz Groups Being Filmed For National Broadcast On PBS Stations In U.S. -- Nine-Day Festival Is June 24 - July 2

The 15th Anniversary edition of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) will feature a new and third international series at this year's nine-day festival, held June 24-July 2. The inaugural “Oh Canada" Series, presented by The Canada Council For The Arts, will feature nine leading jazz artists and groups from Canada including Quinn Bachand's Brishen, ...

Album

Obsessions Octet

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2006


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